Ch 2: Overview of the Health Care System

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Increase your confidence before an important exam by studying the helpful lessons on the health care system provided in this chapter. Our lessons are mobile-friendly, easy to follow and allow you to work at your own pace as you prepare for test day.

Overview of the Health Care System - Chapter Summary

This informative chapter provides you with an overview of the health care system. Our lessons cover the structure of the U.S. health care system and the different types of systems available worldwide. These learning tools help you study at your convenience, 24 hours a day. Each lesson is accompanied by a short quiz that tests your comprehension level. If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to one of our helpful instructors. After completing this chapter, you should be ready to:

  • Detail the history of health care in the U.S.
  • Define managed care
  • Explain the quality and cost of the U.S. health care system
  • Outline how the U.S. health care system is structured
  • Discuss the different types of integrated health systems
  • Identify the divisions of the health care system

7 Lessons in Chapter 2: Overview of the Health Care System
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Health Care Systems: Types & Concept

1. Health Care Systems: Types & Concept

In this lesson, we will take a look at the different types of health care systems and how they affect the lives and well-being of communities around the world.

The History of Health Care in the United States

2. The History of Health Care in the United States

The lesson will depict the history of the health care system in the United States and how it has evolved. It will address its various impacts on society as well.

What Is Managed Care? - Definition, History & Systems

3. What Is Managed Care? - Definition, History & Systems

This healthcare lesson will define managed care in an understandable format, providing a brief history and giving a description of the three basic delivery systems, or insurance plan options.

The U.S. Health Care System: Description, Structure, Cost, Quality & Access

4. The U.S. Health Care System: Description, Structure, Cost, Quality & Access

This lesson will explore the issues associated with the costs and quality of health care access, as well as what HMOs, PPOs, POS, HSAs, Medicare, and Medicaid are.

Structure of the U.S. Healthcare System

5. Structure of the U.S. Healthcare System

This lesson focuses on the stakeholders in the U.S. Healthcare System and gaining an understanding of their relationships with one another. Emphasis is also aimed at defining health, community, and health services administration.

Integrated Health Systems: Definition & Types

6. Integrated Health Systems: Definition & Types

After completing this lesson you will be able to define integrated health systems as well as identify the types of integrated health systems that exist.

Divisions of the Healthcare System

7. Divisions of the Healthcare System

There are many divisions within the healthcare system in the United States. This lesson will discuss some overlooked but extremely important sectors of the healthcare industry.

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